Work Experience

Work Experience for Year 10 students takes place in the Spring Term, followed by Year 12 students in the Summer Term. Students go into the world of work for one week and are encouraged to find their own placements, with help and support from the Work Experience Coordinator, the Year Team and Tutors. A full programme of work-related activities takes place during Tutor time and a number of assemblies also provide students with the information they need to successfully secure a placement. The LIFE programme has a focus on Work Experience in the Spring Term, prior to the launch of Work Experience, with students learning to write an application letter and a CV, as well as investigating Labour Market Information and talking about work skills.

It’s never too early to be thinking about upcoming work experience placements. Experiences have shown us the earlier students start looking for a placement the easier it is to find one.

Important dates:

Year 10

Work Experience dates 18th – 22nd March 2024 (5 Days)

Deadline for finding a placement and logging the details on the changing Education App – 15th December 2023


Year 12

Work experience dates 8th – 12th July 2024 (5 days)

Deadline for finding a placement and logging the details on the changing Education App – TBC

The Year 12 Work Experience Booklet can be found here.


Things to remember:

Work Experience employers must hold Employer’s Liability Insurance (Not all sole traders will have this).

Jobs not permitted:

  • Selling alcohol or tobacco
  • Door to door or telephone sales
  • Selling on the street/from mobile van
  • Gambling/betting shops/amusement arcades
  • Fairgrounds/racetracks
  • Milk rounds
  • Photographic modelling
  • Working on water (boats)
  • Tattoo parlour
  • Working at heights eg scaffolding


For any Work Experience related enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact our careers coordinator Mrs E Francis at